Zika Virus

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd

Many children of mothers with evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy do not undergo all recommended evaluations.

 FDA: Individual Blood Donations No Longer Need to Be Tested for Zika Virus

FDA: Individual Blood Donations No Longer Need to Be Tested for Zika Virus

Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus.

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread the Zika virus.

A Zika vaccine could virtually eliminate prenatal infections

Zika vaccine provides 90% coverage and is targeted for immunization of women aged 9 to 49 years.

Early intrauterine Zika infection linked to birth defects among infants in the US French Territories

A prospective cohort including pregnant women in the US French Territories with PCR-confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infection found a 7% overall risk of neurologic and ocular defects among subsequent offspring.

Early Infection With Zika Virus Associated With More Birth Defects in Pregnancy

Early Infection With Zika Virus Associated With More Birth Defects in Pregnancy

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Among pregnant women with Zika virus infection, birth defects were reported more often in fetuses and infants whose mothers had been infected with the virus early in their pregnancies.

Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

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Prompt identification may help reduce the risk for subsequent renal failure and minimize overall disease burden.

Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects Saw Increase in 2016

Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects Saw Increase in 2016

In the second half of 2016, there was an increase in the number of birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection.

Zika Vaccine Fast-Tracked by FDA

Zika Vaccine Fast-Tracked by FDA

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TAK-426, and investigational drug for Zika virus, has been granted Fast Track desgination by the FDA.

Hepatitis C Drug May Treat Zika Virus

Hepatitis C Drug May Treat Zika Virus

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The HCV treatment, sofosbuvir was found to be effective in treating the Zika virus.

Development of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Associated With Zika Virus Infection

Development of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Associated With Zika Virus Infection

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Infection with the Zika virus may increase the risk for development of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Test to Detect Zika Virus in Blood Donations Approved

Test to Detect Zika Virus in Blood Donations Approved

The test is not designed to diagnose an individual's infection, however.

The Factor That Made Zika a Mega-Outbreak

The Factor That Made Zika a Mega-Outbreak

The increased incidence of microcephaly was caused by a single mutation in the Zika virus.

Zika Virus Associated With High Risk for Neurologic Complications in Adults

Zika Virus Associated With High Risk for Neurologic Complications in Adults

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Rates of neurologic complications increased in the months after the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Weak Immune System

Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Weak Immune System

The Zika virus thrives in pregnant women because of their already dampened immune system.

Zika Infection Evident in Placental, Fetal Tissue

Zika Infection Evident in Placental, Fetal Tissue

Colleagues analyzed results of tissue testing for pregnancy-related Zika infection in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Zika Virus Risk: The Latest Numbers

Zika Virus Risk: The Latest Numbers

Surveillance also spotted an increase in mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus and chikungunya virus.

1 in 20 Pregnant Women With Zika Infection Have Children With Birth Defects

1 in 20 Pregnant Women With Zika Infection Have Children With Birth Defects

Zika-related birth defects might occur following Zika infection during any trimester of pregnancy.

Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

The finding isn't overly surprising since the types of brain abnormalities seen in Zika-affected newborns have been linked to seizures and epilepsy in the past.

A Zika Virus Outbreak in the US Could Cost Billions

A Zika Virus Outbreak in the US Could Cost Billions

The threat of a zika virus outbreak is still significant in the US, especially in southern states like Texas, Florida, and Georgia.

Exploring Links Between Zika, GBS, Microcephaly in Brazil

Exploring Links Between Zika, GBS, Microcephaly in Brazil

There was an apparent resurgence of Zika virus and GBS early in 2016, but no subsequent increase in microcephaly.

Risk of Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects in Pregnant Women

Risk of Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects in Pregnant Women

The CDC report only accounts for physical birth defects, as researchers note that the full scope of developmental defects has yet to be recorded.

Prevalence of Zika-Related Birth Defects Greater Than Thought

Prevalence of Zika-Related Birth Defects Greater Than Thought

Nearly 47% of pregnancies in women with confirmed Zika virus has adverse outcomes.

Microcephaly Linked to Significant Developmental Deficits

Microcephaly Linked to Significant Developmental Deficits

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Those with postnatal etiology showed worse developmental deficits across all domains.

Researchers Isolate Complete Zika Virus Genome

Researchers Isolate Complete Zika Virus Genome

The researchers were able to isolate Zika from the semen sample and obtain the first genome sequence of the virus.

Radiological Findings for Confirmed, Presumed Zika Virus Infection

Radiological Findings for Confirmed, Presumed Zika Virus Infection

Similar brain abnormalities are seen in confirmed and presumed cases of congenital Zika infection.

Zika Virus Linked to Sensory Polyneuropathy

Zika Virus Linked to Sensory Polyneuropathy

The symptoms presented during the acute infectious phase.

Three Drugs Show Potential to Combat Zika Virus

Three Drugs Show Potential to Combat Zika Virus

Testing of the compounds will take at least 1 to 2 years.

Updated Guidance for Infants With Congenital Zika Infection

Updated Guidance for Infants With Congenital Zika Infection

The update follows the previous clinical guidance released in February.

Two Specific Proteins Linked to Microcephaly in Zika Virus

Two Specific Proteins Linked to Microcephaly in Zika Virus

Researchers are hopeful that the discovery will help prevent microcephaly in the future.

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